He was voted the 15th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly. He was voted the 19th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
Tracy was offered the role of The Penguin in the TV series _"Batman" (1966) He said he would only accept the role if he was allowed to kill Batman.
Two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor
Director: Fritz Lang. Also starred Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis & Walter Brennan. Plot: When a prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.
Melvyn Douglas got the part
James Stewart got the part
Michael Rennie got the part
William Powell got the part
Director: Stanley Kramer. Also starred Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman & Mickey Rooney. Plot: The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. Won and Oscar
Director: George Stevens. Also starred Reginald Owen, Minor Watson & William Bendix. Plot: Rival reporters Sam (Tracy) and Tess (Hepburn) fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
Director: Vincente Minnelli. Also starred Don Taylor, Billie Burke & Moroni Olsen
Director: Stanley Kramer. Also starred Dick York, Donna Anderson & Harry Morgan. Plot: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Director: George Cukor. Also starred Anthony Perkins, Ian Wolfe & Kay Williams. Plot: Former seaman Clinton Jones (Tracy) now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth (Simmons) wants to become an actress....
Director: Victor Fleming. Also starred Ward Bond, James Gleason & Lionel Barrymore. Plot: A sentimental, patriotic (if not propagandistic) Hollywood fantasy about a dead World War II bomber pilot...
Director: Stanley Kramer. Also starred Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell & Judy Garland. Plot: In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.
Director: Victor Fleming. Harvey Cheyne (Freddie) is a spoiled brat who falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by fishermen just putting out to sea. He learns much in his trip with them about real life. Tracy won an Oscar for Best Actor as Manuel in 1938.
Director: John Sturges. Also starred Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan & John Ericson. Plot: A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
Also starred Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell and Montgomery Clift. Garland received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress.
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Director: George Cukor. Also starred Tom Ewell, David Wayne & Jean Hagen. Plot: When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner (Tracy) gets the case.
IMDB:8.3/10. Director: Stanley Kramer. 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes.
Director: Norman Taurog. The story of Father Edward Flanagan (Tracy) and his efforts to provide a safe environment for runaway boys in Omaha, Nebraska. Tracy won his second Oscar for Best Actor as Father Flanagan in 1939.